Friday, December 4, 2015

The lowest growing broad bean.

I don't remember the name of the seeds I bought from DT Brown's seeds but it was a 'dwarf' growing broad bean.

 Perfect for exposed sites or small gardens, this is the lowest growing broad bean.

Which was the attraction.

There was about twenty seeds (maybe more, I don't recall) in the packet and I planted them all and most of them came up.

They were 'dwarf' compared to a 'normal' sized broad bean, growing to around 60 to 70 cm.

So then, from the 20 odd seeds I planted I now have well over 100 and the next step is to plant these to see if they maintain their 'dwarf' properties.

It cropped well so I'm hopeful of some good smaller broad bean bushes covered in tasty bean pods this coming winter/spring

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

An Australian Vegetable Garden

Stocking stuffer from Santa, maybe?

Home Grown: An Australian Vegetable Garden

Following countless requests Lambley Nursery have for new release today Home Grown: An Australian Vegetable Garden, David Glenn’s brand new Vegetable Gardening two disc DVD set.

There can be few pleasures greater than picking your home grown vegetables from your own garden. Master gardener David Glenn takes you on a tour around his kitchen garden showing how to be self-sufficient in vegetables.

From asparagus to zucchini David Glenn grows enough produce to feed himself, his wife artist Criss Canning and their large extended family (They have eleven grandchildren).

David’s vegetable garden, set in the renowned Lambley Nursery Gardens in Central Victoria, is as beautiful as it is productive. Even though the climate can be very difficult with temperatures ranging from -8C to 45C. Frosts can occur as early as mid-April and as late as mid-November.

Whether you have a large country property or a small city garden this magnificent two DVD set shows how, with a little dedication, the keen home gardener can have an incredibly productive kitchen garden.

175 minutes
$39.95 each postage